Prime Minister John Key has defended downing several cups of beer during a drinking game yesterday, saying it was not "too crazy" and in the spirit of fun.
Mr Key was challenged to a game of beer pong at the Big Gay Out in Auckland's Pt Chevalier yesterday. He agreed, and had to down several cups of beer in the process.
On TVNZ's Breakfast this morning Mr Key defended his decision to take part in the game.
Asked about the link between games like beer pong and irresponsible drinking, Mr Key said: "I've heard those sorts of things before. I mean look, it was a bit of fun. It was about that much beer [about an inch] in the cups, so it wasn't anything too crazy."
Mr Key added it was "in the spirit of a bit of fun".
He said he would "definitely win" a game of beer pong against Labour leader David Cunliffe.
"Wouldn't be any doubt about it."